Meet the Santa Clara, Europe's first Intel-powered Android.
This past year at CES, Intel made quite a splash when it unveiled the first Intel-powered smartphone. Since then we've heard surprisingly little about Intel's plans for the smartphone market. However, just because the company has been staying relatively quiet about its smartphone plans, that doesn't mean it's been resting on its laurels. This past weekend at Mobile World Congress, European wireless carrier Orange confirmed that Europe was to get its first Intel-powered Android device in the form of the Santa Clara.
The Santa Clara packs that all-important Atom Z2460 1.6GHz processor, a 4-inch (600x1024) display, an 8-megapixel camera (1080p video and burst capture of up to 10 shots a second), HSPA speeds of 21.1Mbps down and 5.6Mbps up, HDMI-out, and NFC. Orange says that the phone will be aggressively priced when it does launch this coming summer. However, the name probably won't stick. 'Santa Clara' was billed as a codename only and we imagine Orange will have something a little catchier by the time the summer rolls around.